St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums


Consecrated in 1904, St. Joseph Cemetery, located in River Grove, Illinois, spans 135 acres and has over 165,000 interments (as of 12/31/22).

St. Joseph Cemetery was founded by the German Angel Guardian Society, as St. Boniface on Chicago’s North Side neared capacity. Several affiliated members of the Society and priests are buried here.

One of the most prominent features of St. Joseph Cemetery is the limestone Community Mausoleum, done in a Gothic architectural style and featuring an outdoor altar and statuary.

The Garden Mausoleum crypt complexes feature outdoor above-ground burial spaces for full-body and cremated remains.
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Belmont & Cumberland Avenues
River Grove, IL 60171

Hours of Operation

  • Cemetery Grounds

    Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Open Now
  • Office

    Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Closed Now




The office and grounds staff are top notch! They took care of everything from reserving the chapel and making sure it was ready, to receiving my dad's cremains and burial, and all the paper work. They kept in touch with me and provided updates. My family and I appreciate all the care and attention to detail the cemetery staff gave to us. Thank you!
Janet A.
My all time favorite cemetery. Been coming here since I was a child with my grandfather, visiting my great grandparents and their parents before them. Beautiful, well kept, and just an amazing place with astonishing monuments and a large amount of architecture on the buildings and the mausoleums.
Sean G.
The grounds are well kept. Clean and good looking cemetery.
Tom B.
Their affordable plans made it so easy for me to take care of it on my own and not burden my family. Plus as a Catholic I am so grateful to be buried in a Catholic cemetery.
Linda D.

I am pleased with how easy it was to pick out our grave spots.
Highly recommended.

Bernadette B.


For more than 180 years, the Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago have served as a foundation to families, joining generations through Peace of Mind, Tradition and Faith.

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